The Spirit of the United Nations Award
"The Spirit of the United Nations Award" is given to a person whose work is an expression of the core principles, spirit and vision on which the United Nations was founded. It is awarded to one person each year from each of the following three categories (1) a diplomat (2) a UN staff and (3) a person from a non governmental organisation. This is an award from the CONGO NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (CSVGC).
The Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns is an officially accredited Committee associated with ECOSOC at the United Nations. The mandate of this Committee is to promote implementation of the UN Charter, UN Declaration of Human Rights and all other documents which express the highest principles in alignment with the UN agenda.
According to their statement "The CSVGC is honoring Dr. Monica Sharma with "The Spirit of the United Nations Award" because of her inspirational leadership, skilled wisdom and devoted attention to the United Nations, including OHRLLS, and to the world. She is a model of UN values in deed, especially to those in the CSVGC who have experienced her guidance in developing effective strategic frameworks for action for application world-wide. We have selected Monica Sharma as the recipient of the Spirit of the UN award in the category of UN Staff because she has modeled the way in living the deep values of the UN, that has manifested in effective programs and leadership development initiatives. She sees the importance of shifting consciousness at the UN for the benefit of the whole and is committed to utilizing her expertise to accomplish this objective. Those nominating and approving her, as well as the members of the Executive Committee of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns have all been deeply touched by how she so generously shares her time, wisdom, expertise and skills to help so many groups connected to the UN to develop to the next stage of their evolution. This generosity of spirit truly embodies the true spirit of the UN and our committee would be honored to bestow upon her this award at the Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns opening ceremony on Monday, October 26, 2009".
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) 2009 Honorary Membership Award
In 2009, Monica Sherma won the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) 2009 Honorary Membership Award. She was nominated for this award by the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH) team. The STTI Honorary Membership Award is bestowed to highly influential leaders in the advancement of global health and wellness
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has inducted more than 400,000 members in 86 countries.